Here is the first part of the vintage 2 ch system i am putting together. I knew from the beginning I didn't want anything "hi fi" exactly. I wanted to do this project for under $500. Music only rig.
This is a late 70's Yamaha Natural Sound stereo amp CA-610II. Says it's 50wpc. which is plenty for what I am hoping to do with it. It's an integrated amp. Has lots of toggle switches, knobs and cool lit VU meters. Todays modern electronics don't have VU meters anymore... which I miss. Just something kinda cool about vintage gear and all the knobs and stuff.
Anyway.. the amp just arrived today.. hooked it up to the sound card from my Dell computer. via a Monster Y cable. I have a pair of RT1000i's hanging around.. hooked them up to the amp.. wow! It sounds very sweet so far. The amp doesn't even break a sweat, ever. According to the VU output meters... both speakers only draw about 2 to 5 wpc to drive the speakers. That should leave plenty of headroom if needed. Been listening to CD's for several hours now.
I am waiting for a Sansui AM/FM tuner to arrive late this week or next. This is my first voyage into vintage gear and separates.
Oh yeah the amp says it CAN handle 4ohm speakers. It has an "A" and "B" speakers selector switch. Says both can handle 4ohm speakers.. prob not at the same time. .. the thing would melt.. :p
Think how awesome this thing would sound with a pair of Cherry LSi9's???
Oh yeah it's a wood cabinent too. I really like the brushed metal look.. that was the big selling point.
ANyone looking for a second or third system... check out vintage gear.